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Treatment of back pain in primary care. Red flags and top tips for referral

  Mr Dimpu Bhagawati Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon MA (Oxon) MBBS (Lond) MRCS (Eng) MSc (Lond) FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)   What would be a primary care first line treatment recommendation for back pain?   Reassurance Simply analgesia Activity medication Physiotherapy If the pain persists and is causing severe disability it may require onward…


Psychophysical Education with Serena Woolf

  What is Psychophysical Education, and how does it provide answers to the management of chronic pain and other clinical conditions?   Psychophysical Education is an holistic way of looking at how we as humans function.  It examines our inherent design in the context of the highly unconscious way we carry out all activity.  Its…


World Antibiotics Awareness Week. Act Now.. Protect Tomorrow

  Antibiotics are medicines which are used to prevent and treat bacterial infections.  Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines.  Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them.  This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment,…


Menopause Clinic Launches at One Ashford Hospital

  One Ashford Hospital is pleased to launch its new Menopause Clinic, led by Miss Choy Lee, Consultant Gynaecologist   Women go through menopause when their ovaries stop producing eggs, along with the sex hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.  Sometimes known as ‘the change in life’, the average age of the menopause in the UK…


What is Psoriasis? by Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Tee Wei Siah

To mark World Psoriasis Day on Tuesday 29th October 2019, we asked Dr Tee Wei Siah, Consultant Dermatologist at One Hatfield Hospital, to tell us more about this condition.  Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition, and it can affect people physically and psychologically. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, it is important to remember…


Breast Reconstruction with Mr Hyder Ridha

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.  It is estimated that around a quarter of the women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in England undergo a mastectomy.  Of…


World Menopause Day 2019

To mark World Menopause Day 2019 we spoke to Miss Neela Mukhopadhaya, Consultant in Gynaecology here at One Hatfield Hospital. In this film Miss Mukhopadhaya explains why understanding the menopause and receiving specialist care is so important. She talks through signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options:   If you have any concerns Miss Neela Mukhopadhaya is…


Mr Bal Dhinsa discusses common foot & ankle injuries in amateur athletes

Mr Bal Dhinsa, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital addresses common foot and ankle injuries which are often seen with amateur athletes.    Lateral Ligament Injury This typically occurs when the foot is rolled inwards, either from a mis-step or following a tackle. The injury tends to be worse if the foot…


Knee Replacement – Fact vs. Fiction with Mr Chan Jeer

  The knee is the largest hinge joint within the body and over 70,000 knee replacements are carried out in England and Wales each year.  Mr Chan Jeer, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital explains treatment options available, before requiring knee replacement surgery and what the future holds for those who undergo the procedure….


What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty surgery is now available at One Ashford Hospital, but what exactly does it involve?   Consultant Plastic Surgeon Miss Anita Hazari explains what is involved in cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and what you can expect from the procedure.   Blepharoplasty Surgery The skin loses its elasticity and our muscles slacken with age. For the eyelids…